Gallery of 1960s Pelican paperback covers

Things magazine has a nice gallery of 1960s Pelican paperback covers. The art is superb, and the books themselves sound interesting. I would like to own all of them!



  1. Jacob Bronowski!  The Ascent of Man.  It’s truly a shame that he died at a rather young age (66).

    Oh and lovely cover!

  2. Pelican books were just wonderful.

    Golden age of publishing. Standing in front of a display of Pelican books was more exiting than the internet!

  3. Yeah, I have a good many of these. It starts with a couple of casual purchases, 20p here, 25p there. Then you notice the spines look good together on the shelf.  And then you’re lost.

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